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Veteran goalies remain on free-agent market

Friday, 07.04.2014 / 2:11 PM / NHL Free Agency 2014

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

Tuesday was a whirlwind of activity in the NHL, with more than 75 unrestricted free agent finding new teams. But there are still some players remaining on the open market and looking for work, either with the club they played for in 2013-14 or one that has a hole it's looking to fill.

Here's a look at some of the top unrestricted free agents still available:

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Blue Jackets add Gibbons on two-way contract

Friday, 07.04.2014 / 12:44 PM / NHL Free Agency 2014

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Forward Brian Gibbons has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets, the team announced Friday.

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Hurricanes add Holmstrom to two-way contract

Friday, 07.04.2014 / 11:47 AM / NHL Free Agency 2014

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The Carolina Hurricanes signed forward Ben Holmstrom to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Friday.

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Capitals sign Kennedy, Newbury to two-way contracts

Friday, 07.04.2014 / 11:13 AM / NHL Free Agency 2014

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Forwards Tim Kennedy and Kris Newbury each signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals, the team announced Friday.

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Lightning retain RFA Sustr on one-year contract

Friday, 07.04.2014 / 10:53 AM / NHL Free Agency 2014

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Defenseman Andrej Sustr has signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team announced Friday.

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Koekkoek eager to show Lightning what he can do

Friday, 07.04.2014 / 12:00 AM / NHL Insider

Tal Pinchevsky - NHL.com Staff Writer

Defenseman Slater Koekkoek was soaking up some of the spotlight this week at Tampa Bay Lightning prospect camp. That says a lot, considering some of the talent in attendance and the adversity Koekkoek has encountered since being taken with the 10th pick in the 2012 NHL Draft.

The camp roster included forward Jonathan Drouin, the third player taken in the 2013 draft, who finished as the leading scorer during the 2014 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs. Also on hand was Andrei Vasilevskiy, one of the world's top goaltending prospects, who was taken nine picks after Koekkoek in 2012.

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Oilers coach Eakins eager to see improved defense

Thursday, 07.03.2014 / 11:00 PM / NHL Insider

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The Edmonton Oilers will have a lot of new pieces when they head to training camp in September. Coach Dallas Eakins is excited about the newcomers and what they can bring to a franchise that's trying to avoid a ninth straight season without making the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"We think it has been a good few days getting the free agents in the boat. It was important," Eakins told the Oilers website Thursday, the first day of orientation camp. "We've added size, we've added depth, and we've added some people who can make plays. Those are all things that we need in our lineup, especially in our division."

Through trades and free-agent signings, the Oilers brought in defensemen Mark Fayne and Nikita Nikitin, and forwards Teddy Purcell and Benoit Pouliot. They also added a big, talented center by taking Leon Draisaitl with the third pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

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Canucks sign Vrbata to play with Sedin twins

Thursday, 07.03.2014 / 5:56 PM / NHL Free Agency 2014

Kevin Woodley - NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Radim Vrbata wasn't the Vancouver Canucks' first choice to cure their scoring woes in free agency. That's OK; the feeling was mutual.

After failing to lure Jarome Iginla, who instead went to the Colorado Avalanche on the opening day of NHL free agency Tuesday, the Canucks signed free-agent forward Vrbata to two-year, $10 million contract Wednesday night.

Before agreeing, Vrbata checked back in with the Arizona Coyotes, who were willing to offer a longer contract but not the no-trade clause he wanted. He also turned down a four-year offer from another team.

"I am not going to lie, it wasn't easy," Vrbata said Thursday of leaving Arizona. "We have been there six years and always really liked it. I liked it from a hockey standpoint and we liked it off the ice, so it was a tough decision."

The Canucks made the choice easier by telling Vrbata he will get a chance to play with Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin on the top line and on a first power-play unit that struggled last season.

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Hurricanes sign McClement to one-year contract

Wednesday, 07.02.2014 / 10:10 PM / NHL Free Agency 2014

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The Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday agreed to terms on a one-year, $1 million contract with free agent center Jay McClement.

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Chiasson ready for pressure after trade to Senators

Wednesday, 07.02.2014 / 10:06 PM / NHL Insider

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Alex Chiasson is going to play under a microscope this season. That's what happens when you're the key piece in a trade that involves a franchise player.

The 23-year-old right wing was acquired by the Ottawa Senators from the Dallas Stars on Tuesday morning in the trade that sent Ottawa captain Jason Spezza to Dallas. Spezza was the No. 2 selection at the 2001 NHL Draft and replaced Daniel Alfredsson as Senators captain when the latter left to sign with the Detroit Red Wings last summer.


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